Pizza with the Police event provides students time to talk about safety

Second safety event on campus held this month

2/27/2012 - By: Megan Akers
Pizza with the Police

The Associated Students of the University of Nevada (ASUN) and the University of Nevada, Reno Police Services Department host "Pizza with the Police" on Feb. 28 from 11 a.m. to noon in Room 402 of the Joe Crowley Student Union. At the Pizza with the Police event, students will have the opportunity to meet the University Police Officers and learn about staying safety and crime prevention initiatives on campus. Pizza and drinks will be provided to all in attendance.

ASUN Senator Sheree Hummel worked with Police Services to create the student event to emphasize the importance of safety on and around campus.

"Students share in the responsibility of their own safety and learning how to make themselves safe is the first step," Hummel said.

At the event, students can engage in direct conversations with University Commander Eric James and other Police Services officials about concerns they may have with safety on University grounds.

"I hope that students will gain knowledge about their safety, and as a result make safer choices," Hummel said.

This is the second event during February in which University Police Services has collaborated with the campus community to take a proactive role in creating a safe atmosphere for students, staff, faculty and other visitors to campus.

On Feb. 6, the University hosted a Traffic and Pedestrian Safety and Forum at the Lawlor Events Center. The public forum, attended by about 50 campus and community members, consisted of a discussion of laws, problem areas and what local agencies are doing to promote safety on the University campus and its surrounding community.

Students and members of the Reno community who attended the safety forum gained special insight into various Reno agencies safety efforts during the past year as well as their current projects and future plans. University Police Services also shared information collected during a survey conducted through a partnership with 11- to 17-year-old gifted students at the Davidson Academy, located on campus, to improve pedestrian safety around campus. The motto of this program, created by the Davidson students is, "Look Up, Unplug, Stay Safe."

Informational displays and handouts were available to the audience and agency representatives answered questions and concerns.

For more information about on campus safety, contact University Police Services.


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